The museum is closed until March 30th 2014
2014 Events and Special Open Days
Bank Holiday Monday 21st April - Easter Egg Hunt (standard museum admission today)
It's Bank Holiday Monday, so why not come and see what we've been up
to over the winter. a new exhibit, new restorations and with Easter Eggs for
the youngsters to find - also free bus rides from the museum. 11am-4pm.
Sunday 4th May - 44th Ipswich - Felixstowe Vehicle Road Run
Once again we are holding the Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Road Run to raise funds for the Ipswich Transport Museum, so we are inviting entries for the 44th event on Sunday 4th May 2014. For the past few years this event has cost in excess of £4000 to put on but despite rising costs we have decided that we should keep the entry fee at £14 per vehicle.
As this event is very popular and we are restricted by the capacity of Felixstowe Promenade (which may be further limited as a result of the recent storm damage) we may need to apply some restrictions. We will keep all entrants advised should any changes to the arrangements be necessary. In any event the following conditions apply:
* Only vehicles built on or before 30th April 1984 are eligible. (30 years old)
* All customised and tracked vehicles are excluded.
Full details and an entry form can be downloaded from our website. The links are:
To allow all the administrative work in arranging this event to be completed all applications should be received 31st March 2014. However, if conditions allow, we will try to accommodate late entries, but we cannot guarantee this. In your own interest and to help our planning, early application is recommended.
Can't get the information or Entry Form? Download Adobe Acrobat from 'Other Links'.
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May - Made and Used in Suffolk
Special joint event to be held at the East Anglia Transport Museum's, Carlton
Colville site (near Lowestoft), to mark the return of our 1948 Ipswich trolleybus
to operational condition. See web for more info.
Note - our museum in Ipswich will be closed on Saturday and open on Sunday as normal.
Bank Holiday Monday 26th May . Fares please . Bygone Buses & Coaches
Come and see a selection of classic buses and coaches, with an emphasis
on vehicles made by Bristol Commercial Vehicles. Includes free bus rides to
and from the museum. 11am.4pm
Saturday 28th June - Ipswich Transport & Model Festival
(all attraction entry ticket £9.50 adults and concessions, £1 for accompanied children)
Visit three great attractions on one inclusive ticket - the Transport Museum,
The Ipswich Railway Modellers Association HQ and the Ipswich Model
Engineering Society. A free bus service links the sites and Scograil Model
Railways using historic vehicles. Special attractions at each site - see website
for details. Buses start at 9.45am, Museum open 10am - 4pm
Sunday 13th July - Whatís in Store? (standard museum admission charges today)
Come and see behind the scenes. Guided tours of the museum showing
some of the bits our visitors donít usually see - including our offsite museum
store, with a free bus ride there and back. 11am - 4pm.
Sundays 3rd, 10th and 17th August - Free Bus Ride to and from Museum,
Town Centre and Railway Station (standard museum admission charges today)
Leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely free bus ride to and from the
museum. Timetable on our website from early July. 11am - 4pm
Note: if you want to come in the museum, normal admission charges apply.
Bank Holiday Monday 25th August - Ride a Fire Engine Day
Get fired up with free rides on the museum.s magnificent fire engines and
see other visiting machines. Hear bells ring and sirens scream! A very
popular event! 11am - 4pm.
Sunday 5th October - Classic Vehicles Day
An event celebrating the restoration of our 1962 Bristol HA lorry. Includes a
special display of visiting classic cars and commercials. Includes free bus
tours of the local area. 11am - 4pm.
Saturday 18th October - Wheels by Lamplight
museum with hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special
evening and leave with a warm cosy glow. 7pm - 9pm. (Please note we can't
admit children to this event).
Sunday 9th November - The Winter Warmer
Sample the cosy delights of bygone winter travel. Enjoy the glow of
tungsten bulbs, the steam from the tea-urn and rumble of the engine as we
venture out into the dusk for our third nocturnal event. See website for
timetable. We open just after 11am. Rides 1.30pm - 5.30pm.
Saturday 6th December - The Christmas Cracker
The final opening day of our season is a family day with a Christmas theme.
Seasonal decorations and entertainment in the museum help to get you
into the Christmas mood. We give children a goody bag and 5d to spend
on festive items, rides on a selection of museum vehicles. and if youíre
good you may get to meet Father Christmas! 11am - 4 pm.